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  • Richard Rieves commented on the blog post After the Election 3 years ago

    Reading my Facebook page, this morning after the election, convinces me that my friends hate each other. Jesus brought down the wall of hostility with his own body that the church might be united in a community that exists above politics, culture and class in a little thing called the Church. He did so on [...]

  • What should we – individually and collectively – be doing differently about hunger issues in our community? John the Baptist sent a contingency to Jesus to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else? ” Jesus responded, “ Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind [...]

  • No Joke!

    August 7, 2009 will be a day I won’t soon forget. It was 5 o’clock in the afternoon when I received the call. I had met a friend at a bar and was trying to concentrate on our conversation, ignoring my vibrating phone. When I finally answered, my neighbor, from across the street, informed me that firemen were at my house. Within ten…[Read more]

  • Who/what is an American? What does America mean to you and your faith? Health care, immigration, taxes, school consolidation. As these issues play out in the American public square it is tempting to become more enslaved by them than freed to assist with them. Christians have the hope, however, of being freed from the politics of [...]

  • Is imposition of the death penalty a political/partisan matter or a religious/moral matter? Why is the death penalty largely being carried out in the South? Should Tennessee abolish the death penalty? Is God left or right of the death penalty? Is he liberal or conservative? The death penalty is anything but hypothetical to God. He carried [...]

  • I applaud your efforts! Great work!

  • Earle Fisher will note in a guest column this Saturday, “One of the most prevalent and plausible critiques of the faith community is that when it comes to matters of sexual abuse and domestic violence, the church practices ‘sacred silence.’ ” Do you agree? What can we do to provide a safe place for dialogue regarding [...]

  • In a recent interview, Rev. Franklin Graham questioned the Christian credentials of President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He apologized Tuesday for questioning President Obama’s faith. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, members of the NAACP’s religious roundtable called on Graham and all Christian leaders to “refrain from using…[Read more]